Leona Lodge is located in Leona Heights Park just off of CA 13, and near the 580/ CA13 intersection in Oakland- From CA 13
- Take Carson Street Exit toward Redwood Road
- Keep right at fork, follow signs to Leona Lodge
- Turn right on to Mountain Blvd. (destination will be on left) – 4444 Mountain Blvd.

From the Oakland Airport

- Take Airport Drive SE which turns into 98th Street
- Take 98th Street several blocks to the 580 West toward Downtown Oakland/ San Fran
- Keep Right, (for short distance)
continue on CA 13 Warren Fwy Follow signs for CA 13 Berkley – Take Carson Street Exit toward Redwood Road
- Keep right at fork, follow signs to Leona Lodge
- Turn right on to Mountain Blvd. (destination will be on left) – 4444 Mountain Blvd.

map to Leona Lodge


Attached is the agenda for the Saturday Nov. 2nd Northern California Osage Gathering at Leona Lodge in Oakland. Below is some additional information.

What: Fall Northern California Osage gatheringWhen: Saturday, November 2nd 10am-7pm

Where: Leona Lodge, 4444 Mountain Blvd, Oakland CA

RSVP: osages@northerncaliforniaosage.org

Lunch & Dinner & Raffle: If possible, please bring a dish for the potluck and raffle item (raffle item can be gently used)

Accommodations for Nor Cal Osage gathering

The Oakland airport is a 15 to 20 minute drive from Leona Lodge. San Francisco is the next closest airport & the drive to the lodge depends on traffic (usually 45-60 minutes).


There is any number of hotels to choose from around the airport which is in closest proximity to the Lodge. Other areas to look for hotels are Emeryville and South Berkley. The hotels over in Emeryville are in the best area of town.


-Marriot Courtyard Emeryville is one option http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/oakmv-courtyard-oakland-emeryville/

Oakland Airport Hotels are not only at the airport, you can get to Leona Lodge and avoid the freeway.

-Red Lion Inn http://www.redlion.com/our-hotels/california/oakland-airport/ 

-La Quinta which is no frills, but clean, convenient and economical http://www.lq.com/lq/properties/propertyProfile.do?propId=858.


Happy Campers, there is camping within a 15 minute drive of Leona Lodge at Anthony Chabot Park. http://www.ebparks.org/parks/anthony_chabot 1-888-327-2757

Elected Officials attending

In addition to the agenda items, it appears Chief Red Eagle and more than half of the Osage Congress is coming. Each elected official, as usual, will have five minutes to speak, and they will be available for questions.

Please forward this information to any Osage you think may be able to come to this gathering.

Thank you,

The Northern California Osage Steering Committee


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The Northern California Osage Steering Committee is inviting all Osages & their families to save the date Saturday, November 2nd, for the Nor CA Osage Fall Meeting. Among other agenda items, there will be some exciting opportunities for Osage artists, writers & musicians, guests from Oklahoma, and Osage made art & music will be available… (Please contact us if you would like to be a participating Osage artist, writer or musician). Join us at the beautiful Leona Lodge from 10am-7pm in Oakland. Please bring a potluck item for lunch & or dinner. Email any questions to osages@northerncaliforniaosage.org ; look for meeting updates here and join the Northern California Osage group on Facebook.

Northern California Osage Spring Meeting:
Saturday, March 23rd from 9AM – into the evening at the Petaluma KOA Recreation Hall.

Come meet and greet and learn from our Osage Cultural Division Directors:
Vann Bighorse, Cultural; Mograin Lookout, Language; Dr. Andrea Hunter, Historic Preservation; Lee Collins, Social Services; Rebecca Brave, NAGPRA/Graves Protection coordinator, Cherise Lookout, Education Outreach, and Joe Tillman, Cultural Division Leader.

For the first time, our Osage Cultural Directors are visiting California from Oklahoma and bringing a variety of cultural & craft activities and historical & informational presentations that can benefit all Osages. Supplies for moccasin (hom-pe) making and ribbon work class time will be provided. Bring a potluck dish to share, all Osages and their families are welcome.

Some lodging suggestions:

Petaluma KOA (at the meeting site) http://koa.com/campgrounds/san-francisco/
Petaluma Best Western http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/CA/Petaluma-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-Petaluma-Inn/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=05085
Petaluma Quality Inn http://www.winecountryqi.com/


We’ve heard nothing but positive comments about our potluck picnic on Saturday. Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan of the Osage News has posted photos for all to enjoy.


Potluck Picnic
Lake Temescal Park
6500 Broadway, Oakland
Oct. 20, 2012
Parking: free just outside park or $5 in parking lot
(more location info at: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/temescal).

Come meet your fellow Osages; all are welcome. Some traditional Osage dishes will be provided, and bring a potluck dish to share. Possible suggestions by last name (but bring what you’re comfortable sharing, traditional Osage dishes highly honored): A-E  salads/breads; F-K  main course; L-P  desserts; Q-Z  drinks/chips/snacks.

We encourage people to bring their own utensils if possible.

Here is a list of presenters  and activities we have lined up:

  • Charles Pratt of Hominy Oklahoma on Beginning Osage, Child Naming Rites, and Family Kinship Terms
  • Native American Artist & Craftsman Don Price on moccasin making
  • Beginning Osage Drum/Singing with Charles Maker and Duane BigEagle
  • Osage Seed Preservation Project Report with Keir Johnson
  • Bay Area Native American Health Center News with Marca Cassity
  • Indian Dice demonstration/ games will be available in small groups at breaks

If you didn’t pay annual dues in the Spring then they’re due now. You can pay by sending a check payable to NCO in the amount of $35/Family or $25/Individual to Karen Elliott, our NCO Treasurer or you can pay at the Fall gathering.


Karen Elliott
82 Jess Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952

Saturday, October 20th
10 am-5 pm
Lake Temescal Park
6500 Broadway
Oakland (near the intersection of Hwy 24 and Hwy 13).

Meet at the Landvale picnic site: Map at: http://www.ebparks.org/Assets/files/Temescal_map_0.pdf Park on the street or in the north entrance lot $5.

Come meet fellow Osages; bring a potluck dish to share; all are welcome. Check for meeting updates and list meeting of speakers/ events at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/46460923890/

Save the dates! April 28th & 29th, the United Osages of Southern California & Northern California Osage groups will each be hosting a spring meeting for Osage Nation officials and election candidates in both southern and northern California.

Saturday April 28th, United Osages of Southern California, doors open 9:30am. Meeting location: 1806 South Horne Street, Oceanside California. Closest airport: Lindberg Field, San Diego. Contact for southern CA Osages: 760-500-2266 or william.r.myers@us,army.mil

Sunday April 29th, Northern California Osage, 9am to 5pm. Meeting location: Red Lion Hotel, 150 Hegenberger Road, Oakland. Closest airport: Oakland Airport, Oakland.

In addition to the Osage candidates Ryan Red Corn/ the 1491s will make a virtual presentation of some of their film work. Box lunch $16. RSVP with check to “NCO” by Apr. 20. Send to Karen Elliott, 82 Jess Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 94952. Contact info for northern CA Osages: osages@northerncaliforniaosage.org For meeting updates please friend the “Northern California Osage” on Facebook and visit the website www.northerncaliforniaosage.org

American Indian Film Festival

Tuesday, November, 2011 Matinee
Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA


The Northern California Osage (NCO) steering committee needs your input to plan Osage art and cultural events for the 2012 NCO meetings. Please take the time to answer these questions and/or make any comments or questions. Your answers will help us provide an expanded variety of meeting components and aid us in finding funding sources. Take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/35RYN88

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